12 Dance Movies and Shows to Stream Over Winter Break
Winter break has finally arrived! When you're not busy hanging out with your family or finishing up Nutcracker performances, we know you'll make time for some good old-fashioned binge-watching. And Netflix and Hulu have you covered, with a wide array of dance films and shows to add to your queue. Here are our top picks.
A hip-hop violinist and classical ballet dancer join forces to compete in a life-changing contest.
A young woman uses the power of dance to overcome the pain of her mother's passing and the overbearing ways of her step-father.
A behind-the-scenes look at the New York City Ballet and the creation of Paz de la Jolla, choreographed by Justin Peck.
An Iranian dancer refuses to give up his passion after a ban is placed on dance.
This documentary follows Misty Copeland as she ascends to ballet icon status.
A privileged girl from Beverly Hills (played by Witney Carson) falls unexpectedly in love with a dishwasher (Chehon Wespi-Tschopp). Their differences melt away when they're dancing.
An up-close-and-personal look at New York City Ballet legend Wendy Whelan as she confronts a difficult injury and redefines her career.
If you're in a holiday mood, the Rockettes have you covered.
In this big-hearted Australian series, Tara Webster has no idea what's in store when she follows her dancing dreams by attending Sydney's National Academy of Dance.
A chronicle of "ballet bad boy" Sergei Polunin's rise to stardom—and how it almost destroyed him.
Hooray, the sadly short-lived TV series is back!
Whatever your feelings about the infamous Abby Lee Miller, "Dance Moms" is crazily addictive.
There's a common misconception that a dancer's body has to be thin. But the truth is that talent knows no body type, and the number on the scale never determines an artist's capabilities. Here are some extraordinary dancers fighting the stereotype of what a dancer "should" look like.
Getting corrections from our dance instructors is how we grow, and as students, it's important that we do our best to apply every correction right away. But sometimes—whether it's because we're in physical pain, or have a lot on our minds, or are just not paying attention—those corrections don't sink in. And from a teacher's standpoint, giving the same corrections time and time again gets old very fast. Here are 10 important corrections dance teachers are tired of giving. Take them to heart!
Summer intensive auditions can be nerve-racking. A panel of directors is watching your every move, and you're not even sure if you can be seen among the hundreds of other dancers in the room. We asked five summer intensive directors for their input on how dancers can make a positive impression—and even be remembered next year.
We always love a good halftime performance. And we LIVE for halftime performances involving talented kids. (Fingers and toes crossed that Justin Timberlake follows Missy Elliott's lead and invites some fabulous littles to share his Super Bowl stage.)
So obviously, our hearts completely melted for 5-year-old Tavaris Jones. Tavaris may have just started kindergarten, but during Monday night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the Detroit native danced with the panache of a veteran pro at halftime.
The coolest place she's ever performed:
I'd have to say the Super Bowl. The field was so cool, and Katy Perry was right there. And there were so many eyes—definitely the most eyes I've ever performed for!
Something she's constantly working on:
My feet. I'm flat-footed, so I'm always hearing, 'Point your toes!' And I'm like, 'I am!'
My hair! That, and a pair of leggings with a T-shirt or tank top.
In our "Dear Katie" series, former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured!
For a long time, I was the strongest dancer at my studio. But this year there's a new girl in my class who's very talented, and my teacher's attention has definitely shifted to her. I'm trying not to feel jealous or discouraged, but it seems like my whole dance world has changed. Help!
In the dance world, Mandy Moore has long been a go-to name, but in 2017, the success of her choreography for La La Land made the rest of the world stop and take notice. After whirlwind seasons as choreographer and producer on both "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance," she capped off the year with two Emmy Award nominations—and her first win. Dance Magazine caught up with her to find out how she's balancing all of her dance projects.